New technology coming to US airports will let you keep your laptop inside your carry-on luggage when you go through a security checkpoint.
The Transportation Security Administration will install the new X-ray scanning systems across all US airports in the coming years, starting with a $97 million contract it awarded to a supplier, a TSA spokeswoman told PCMag.
Existing baggage scanners only work in two dimensions. However, the new computed tomography or CT scanners can make out the electronics that sit inside your baggage by rendering the X-rayed images in 3D, which can then be rotated 360 degrees. According to the TSA, the same scanners are also smart enough to detect explosives and other threats that might be hiding inside.